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Glaucoma is a common eye condition affecting more than three million Americans. It causes optical nerve damage and, when left untreated, it can lead to blindness.

Evidence increasingly suggests that glaucoma is considered to be a neurodegenerative condition. It has a connection to other neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have shown that one out of four Alzheimer’s patients also has glaucoma. In fact, glaucoma appears to be a significant predictor of Alzheimer’s.



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Since intraocular pressure (IOP) influences the onset and progression of glaucoma, ophthalmologists prescribe treatments that target intraocular pressure. In fact, the only way to prevent vision loss (or eventual blindness) is to lower IOP levels. Depending on the severity and progression, glaucoma is treated with medications such as prescription eye drops or surgery.

Going back to the 1970s, studies have shown that cannabinoids can alleviate glaucoma-related symptoms because they lower the intraocular pressure (IOP) and have neuroprotective actions.

Hemp Extract is a promising and safe option to help people with glaucoma.


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My best wishes for your best health.

Frank Davis,
Founder and CEO of Optivida Health

[For more science-based evidence for the use of hemp extract read "Hemp Health Revolution: The A to Z Health Benefits of Hemp Extract"] 


*Am J Pathol. 2003 Nov;163(5):1997-2008.
Neuroprotective effect of (-)Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol in N-methyl-D-aspartate-induced retinal neurotoxicity: involvement of peroxynitrite.

*J Glaucoma. 2006 Oct;15(5):349-53.Effect of sublingual application of cannabinoids on intraocular pressure: a pilot study.

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